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Damascus Hit by its Deadliest Bombing in Syria War

Damascus Hit by its Deadliest Bombing in Syria War

Friday, February 22, 2013 12:48

A huge car bomb near the headquarters of Syria's ruling party killed nearly 60 people and caused widespread destruction in the deadliest attack to hit Damascus since the civil war erupted. [caption id="attachment_29396" align="alignright" width="281"]...

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Four Pakistanis Held 52kg heroin seized in Dubai

Four Pakistanis Held 52kg heroin seized in Dubai

Monday, April 23, 2012 9:35

The Dubai police foiled a bid to smuggle 52kg of heroin valued at Dhs4 million and arrested four Pakistanis. According to the Director of the Anti-Narcotics, Major General Abduljalil Mahdi Mohamed Al Asmawi, the investigation of the case started on ...

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250 Feared Trapped Building Collapses in India

250 Feared Trapped Building Collapses in India

Monday, April 16, 2012 9:48

More than 20 people were feared trapped Monday after a building housing a blanket factory collapsed in northern India, television reports said. Television footage showed emergency workers searching through the debris of the building which collapsed Sunday night in Jalandhar in Punjab state....

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Rebels Put out of Action Kabul Fighting Over all Militants Killed (Afghan Govt)

Rebels Put out of Action Kabul Fighting Over all Militants Killed (Afghan Govt)

Monday, April 16, 2012 9:12

Afghan authorities said Sunday that almost 100 Taliban-linked rebels were taken out of action, killed, captured or wounded, in a day of operations by Afghan forces helped by their Nato allies. The casualties were inflicted in multiple operations across the troubled country at the weekend, said the ...

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Satellite Failed to Enter Orbit (North Korea)

Satellite Failed to Enter Orbit (North Korea)

Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00

North Korea said Friday its satellite had failed to enter its preset orbit, as the launch sparked international condemnation."The earth observation satellite failed to enter its preset orbit. Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the cause of the failure," the North's official news agency said....

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US Seeks Enduring Ties with Islamabad (Victoria Nuland)

US Seeks Enduring Ties with Islamabad (Victoria Nuland)

Friday, April 13, 2012 9:25

Washington said Thursday it seeks enduring and well-defined relations with Islamabad after Pakistan's parliament backed new guidelines on ties which ban the transport of arms across its soil to Afghanistan....

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Iran Navy Rescues China crew From Somali Pirates

Iran Navy Rescues China crew From Somali Pirates

Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:04

The Iranian navy has freed 28 Chinese crew members less than a day after their cargo ship was hijacked by Somali piratesĀ  off the Islamic republic's south coast, Chinese state media said Saturday....

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Four Muslim Preachers Banned From Entering France

Four Muslim Preachers Banned From Entering France

Friday, March 30, 2012 10:55

France said Thursday it had banned four Muslim preachers from entering France to attend an Islamic conference, saying their "calls for hatred and violence" were a threat to public order. France...

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At Least 7 Dead in Boat Capsizes off Lamu in Kenya

At Least 7 Dead in Boat Capsizes off Lamu in Kenya

Monday, January 2, 2012 10:46

At least seven people died and many more were feared missing after a boat carrying dozens of passengers hit another vessel and capsized off the Kenyan island of Lamu on Sunday evening, the Kenya Red Cross said. Nelly ...

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US Warns Iran Not to Shut Key Oil Route

US Warns Iran Not to Shut Key Oil Route

Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:49

The United States warned Iran on Wednesday that any move to block shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, the world's most important oil transit channel, will not be tolerated. The warning came after Iran's ...

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